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Research topics

Learn how we're supporting innovative and ground-breaking research.

Our areas of research

Geospatial data and technology

Geospatial data is central to what we do at Ordnance Survey. An important research area for us is looking at new ways of collecting, managing and making this data available.

Humans and geography

Here at Ordnance Survey we are researching how humans and machines interact to navigate the world.

Smart systems

From future cities to the Internet of Things (IoT), we are researching ways geospatial data can be leveraged by the smart systems of the future.